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Our innovation settings / facilities

Facility name Facility details
Consultation room of the future Fieldlab at Erasmus MC to test and combine technical innovations for the consultation room. The objective is to provide more efficient and effective care, while at the same time improving patient-doctor interaction and personal contact.
Skillslab The Erasmus MC SkillsLab is a training center for hands-on training in medical and technical skills. We organize skills training courses for:

–        Medical specialists

–        Trainee physician assistants

–        Nurses, and surgical and intensive care staff.

AI for patient journeys AI to improve the patient journeys of patients suffering from stroke. From the first call to 112 up until the end of the revalidation process. The focus is first on stroke patients but will be broadened to other patient journeys as well soon.
AI improved MRI Improving MRI images to pre-select protocols and automatically improve/repair images.



AI based 3D Virtual Reality tool that enables surgeons to prepare complex segmentectomy surgery with a very high level of accuracy. It offers the complete scan of the patients lungs, a colored 3D visualization of segmental borders, segmental blood vessels and segmental airways, allowing for the most optimal preparation. In 40% of the cases, a more beneficial outcome for the patient is possible by using this tool in assessment and preparation.
Imaging Office The Imaging Office offers knowledge, tools and support for all imaging-related questions in the Erasmus MC. This includes support with setting up studies with imaging data, acquisition of imaging data, data management and storage for medical images, image processing of (radiological) images, the development of automatic techniques for high-quality image analysis, and infrastructure for testing and validation of imaging and imaging analysis methods in large studies or clinical practice.
Smart Surgery Lab Technology is becoming increasingly important within the surgical profession. With the development of virtual planning, navigational soft- and hardware, and innovative instruments, we can perform all kinds of operations, from simple to complex, with greater precision, predictability and safety. It concerns operations for a wide range of indications varying from congenital, oncological to traumatological conditions. In the past decade, Erasmus MC has, for instance, invested in navigation software and hardware that allows surgeons working in the head/neck area, in orthopaedics, traumatology and neurosurgery to work more accurately and safely. 3D modelling and printing can further optimise the operation result.
Lowlands Center for Bioelectric Medicine The Lowlands Center for BioElectric Medicine is a center focusing on BioElectronic Medicine which encompasses innovative approaches to detect and treat diseases by utilizing bioelectricity.
Fluorescence-Guided Surgery (FGS) Facility Group Fluorescence-guided surgery is an intraoperative optical imaging method that provides surgeons with real-time guidance for the identification and delineation of tumors or vital structures. This novel approach is being tested by different surgical disciplines within the Erasmus MC. To focus our activities in this rapidly expanding research field, we have formed the Fluorescence-Guided Surgery Facility Group.
IC 2.0 The IC 2.0 is the environment where we with all healthcare professionals involved and partners are working together on how to test, validate and implement innovations, data and AI -driven care processes/pathways to ultimately improve job satisfaction and to improve care with more focus on individual patients and their family
Datahub The Datahub is a collaboration of the IC Adults (IC-A), the ICs of Sophia (Children’s Hospital), our IT department (the Research Suite) and TU Delft. It brings expertise together on the way to the hospital of the future. Unique feature the real-time element: we can continuously use data to reduce the registration burden, solve staff shortages and improve patient care.
Medical Delta Living Labs These living labs are based on 5 core values: interdisciplinary collaboration, problem-solving, scientific basis, embedded in clinical practice, and aimed at acceleration. The labs focus on concrete innovations with huge impact on economy and society.



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Robotic Process Automation Implementation of robotic software to automate repetitive tasks of administrative and care personnel in their administration tasks. 10 robots have been developed and implemented in administration processes, taking care of 4.500 hours of manual administrative work and thereby greatly reducing work pressure. Now further implemented in clinical administration to relieve health care workers.
+Erasmus MC Image Analysis AI Platform  Development of a comprehensive platform for artificial intelligence (AI)-supported image analysis, covering workflows for image data retrieval, review, quality assurance, annotation, segmentation and quantification.
Machine Learning model predicts days in hospital Prediction model that predicts the length of hospital stay for patients, developed in cooperation with SAS Advanced Analytics. It is expected to reduce the length of hospital stay in general.
Imaging Development of an AI solution for treatment response assessment in lung cancer.
AI Decision tree to reduce IC time for COVID-19 patients Model initially training using data from 108 COVID-19 patients who had been in IC in spring 2020. Draws on the knowledge of SAS regarding data use in healthcare. For user-friendliness, a relatively simple model was chosen: a decision tree. The model is now supporting the doctors, identifying complications that, if detected early, might reduce someone’s stay at the ICU.
PillPick Automated dosing of medications for patients staying at Erasmus MC. Reducing both the risk of error and work load for nursing staff.
Robotic surgery for low-stage cervical cancer A cervical tumor can be removed in various ways: by means of an incision in the abdominal wall, or by means of keyhole surgery, with or without robotic assistance. The advantages of the robotic procedure are obvious: less blood loss and a faster recovery. The most important part of the study is to record the oncological safety. Erasmus MC coordinates the Dutch arm of the international trial. In the Netherlands, all five centers that perform this procedure are participating in the study.
Beddenwasstraat Robotic wash service for hospital beds in use since November 2015 at Erasmus MC. The robots clean more thoroughly and effective than cleaning by hand. An intelligent system analyses where the beds come from, in certain cases the beds will be pre-washed before entering the robotic was service.
Sensor-vest to map electrical activity of the heart A sensor-vest developed by Medtronic is used in Erasmus MC in preparation of cardiac surgery in patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. The vest maps the electrical activity of the heart, allowing for a much better overview and – hopefully – understanding of the causes in preparation, enabling more effective intervention.
CardioMEMS E-health innovation for patients suffering from heart failure. Implanted pressure sensor will register the functioning of the heart and sends data via a secure internet connection to the cardiologist. Through active monitoring, medication can be adjusted more accurately and timely, resulting in fewer hospitalizations.
IMPAcT-project The aim of this study is to optimize hospital patient care regarding mobility and physical activity by combining bed sensor and wearable sensor technology. Objective data can provide insight into whether and which patients are mobilizing and are physical (in)active. This valuable information can be used by the clinical physical therapist and nurse to support mobilization of patients, and can be used by the patients to motivate themselves being more physical active during their hospital stay. Also, this information can be used to support patient self-management, e.g. by setting patient specific mobility and physical activity goals and provide feedback on the patient’s personal progress.
IPF Online E-health application for home monitoring of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It gives more insight into the disease and the disease course, keeps track of medical data online, provides opportunity to online consultations with physicians.
Contactless monitoring of neonates in the intensive care unit This project explores contactless measurements based on FMCW radar for monitoring key vital signs of neonates, by investigating technical feasibility, clinical reliability and cost effectiveness of the proposed techniques. It is a nice example of “convergence”, bringing together key expertise from all applicants to perform research that would be unfeasible in isolation. The ambition of the project is to start with a small pilot showing the feasibility and potential of the idea, to then build evidence and momentum to develop a new medical device.
PICS(-F) via PGO E-health intervention and digital tool to help partners of ICU patients with their grief process. These processes are often complex and very impactful on the lives of both the patient and their partner.
ECLEPSys ECLEPSys (Ensemble, Closed-Loop, Epilepsy-Prevention System), exists of a prototype sensornetwork of implantable and wearable sensors and stimuli. The sensors measure signs from the brain, the stimuli transfers the  signs back into the body. The signal should stimulate braincells in such a way that they get back to a healthy state.
AB Assistant-study Study into the effectiveness of an app to guide the prescription of antibiotics to prevent resistancy.
Medical Drone Service Medication delivery by a medical drone. Project run by Erasmus MC looking into the use of drones for urgent deliveries of medication. Shorter routes, no traffick jams, quicker and closer to the patient.
Online set-up neurostimulator People with neurostimulators agains chronic pain no longer need to travel to the hospital to have their neurostimulators set-up. In the past, patients came to the hospital for these regular set-up, but this can now be done online.
Outcome-based personalized care & counselling
Outcome-based personalized care & counselling in Head & Neck cancer. A balance between Quality & Quantity of Life
The I-Space ‘virtual reality’-system from Erasmus MC is a research facility in which medical images can be projected floating in the air. The three dimensional images can be studied from all sides with a special pair of spectacles.